Australia is the 6th largest country in the world and the largest in Oceania. It is a highly developed country but also full of stunning natural wonders and exotic wildlife. The Australian coastline extends more than 30,000 kilometres and has more than 10,000 spectacular beaches.
One the world’s best beaches, unique wildlife, perfect for road trips, beautiful locations for romantic getaways, multicultural, largest barrier reef, wilderness and many more which will blow your mind.
Aboriginals are one of the oldest indigenous group in the world and their culture, history, traditions, all these you will learn and explore only in Australia. There are plenty of things which you can do in Australia which I doubt you can do it anywhere else in the world.
Australia is always considered as one of the costliest tourist’s destinations but it’s just a perception. There are lots of great destinations which are affordable, in budget and you will enjoy maximum in these 5cheap holiday destinations in Australia.
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Airfares, Accommodation, Rentals and Food
Tourists spend most of the time and money on both airfares and accommodations that’s why it’s always advisable to plan well in advance to get great discounts or deals on air flights, rentals and accommodation. I have mentioned some of the tips below to help you save money and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
you can check studentuniverse.com, kayak.com from travelling companies and also directly from airlines such as Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas. Always compare single way with roundtrip tickets from different websites as sometimes it’s cheaper to buy one way flight(s) from different websites than buying return or roundtrip tickets from just one website.
you will find cheaper through wotif.com, groupon.com.au, kayak.com, expedia.com.au, Airbnb, and Agoda. It requires some work but trust me you will save lots of money. You will be able to get cheap, affordable and in budget hotels from there.
Many tourists don’t want to pay a lot of money as they only come to sleep for few hours and that’s why they choose to stay in hostels and backpackers. Have you ever explored that? If not, then I think you should check out this as you will find really cool accommodation in one of these.
Check yha.com.au, booking.com or simply type backpackers or hostels (city name) in Australia.
If you are in a group or more than 2 people travelling together then it’s best to rent a car and drive around the desired destinations as it’s very cheap and affordable compared to airfares.
Most of the rental companies in cities in the east coast allow you to pick up a car from one city and drop off at another city with sometimes no extra cost. I have done it myself many times, picked up a car from one city and drop at another city. Check out vroomvroomvroom.com.au, Avis, wickedcampers.com.au, Budget, Hertz and compare the prices.
I have never done this as I don’t like to take rides from strangers but some of these sites my backpackers’ friends used it and they had great as well as bad experiences. You can also check out to get a seat or ride from people travelling to the same destination. Sites are coseats.com, shareyourride.net/carpool/Australia/
Food can be one of the largest and inevitable expenses you will meet while you are on holiday in Australia. There are few tips which can help you to save a lot of money.
Restaurants can be very expensive so try to buy foods from Asian joints. Many cities have markets, farmers markets or street markets where you can buy really cheap and good meals. Food courts also are one of the great options to buy a meal.
Buy ready to eat meals or packed food or deli food from grocery stores as they buy in bulk and there is always a great deal on food especially at the end of the day. Download some of the happy hour apps or google it happy hour for food which gives you deal and happy hours timings so that you can enjoy delicious meals in pubs and even restaurants.
Sydney can be the most expensive city to live but it is a relatively cheap and affordable destination in Australia.
If you are taking a flight to Sydney then the first question that comes to mind what about Airport transfer. Well to answer your question, the good news is that there is a railway line which links from Sydney Airport to the CBD (central business district) and the fastest and way to reach suburbs of the south and west.
There is rail, buses, ferries, metro and even light rail that provides a wide-ranging network to move around and out of Sydney at affordable prices. Almost all places you can travel through public transports and I really don’t advise to rent a car unless you have a shortage of time and you want to cover many areas in and around Sydney. You will enjoy romantic getaways, best beaches, amazing day trips, perfect long weekend trips and many more only in Sydney.
Melbourne offers you one of the best public transport services which include trams, buses and trains. There is the Melbourne Airport Shuttle Transfers and connect from the airport to more than 15 suburbs and central business district.
Buy a Myki smartcard which you can use it in buses, train and trams. They have 24 hours night bus services call NightRiders which operates 24 hours public transport from the central city to six safe locations on Friday and Saturday night.
I have travelled sometimes by train, tram and bus in one single trip and I must say they all have a great connection that is, from one public transport to another public transport waiting time was less than 15 minutes.
V/Line operates from Melbourne to Victoria’s regional places. Public transport is cheap and affordable and like I said for Sydney, almost all places you can travel through public transports and I really don’t advise to rent a car unless you have a shortage of time and you want to cover many areas in and around Melbourne.
TransLink Go Card is highly recommended to purchase as it allows you to travel in public transport which includes trains, buses and ferries and the best part is you can even purchase from International & domestic airports.
You can Purchase Tourists passes which allows you to travel unlimited time in buses, trains and also return journeys from the airport.
You can also travel from Brisbane to Gold Coast and Sunshine by train at an affordable price and fastest way. Buy online tickets or check offers and discounts at airtrain.com.au.
The best way to explore Gold coast is by walk and you can always rent bicycles to explore. There are 24 hours safe and secure bus services from Broadbeach to Tweed Heads.
It is highly recommended to purchase a TransLink Go Card as you can travel in public transport which includes trains, buses and ferries. You can download the app of Translink which gives you up to date on bus and train timings.
In the city and North Adelaide, there is the free City Connector bus which operates connecting through various famous city attractions, shopping centres, education & other services. Starting times of these buses are just before 7 am and finishing time 7.15 pm with buses finishing at 9.15 pm on Fridays. It is worthwhile to note that these wheelchair & pram friendly.
You don’t need to purchase a MetroTicket to visit Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Festival Plaza as the routes around CBD and the Botanic Gardens in trams are free.
Do you know that you can hire a bicycle for free? Check out bikesa.asn.au/bike-hire/adelaide-free-bikes/ and get more information about getting free bicycle hire.
South Australian Museum, Parliament House, Migration Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, Exhibitions in the State Library and many more places in North Terrace entry is absolutely free.
That’s why that Adelaide is seriously one of the cheapest holiday destinations in Australia.
Summary of 5 Cheap Holiday Destinations in Australia
Airfares, Accommodation, Rentals and Food :- Tourists spend most of the time and money on both airfares and accommodations that’s why it’s always advisable to plan well in advance to get great discounts or deals on air flights, rentals and accommodation.
Sydney :- Sydney can be the most expensive city to live but it is a relatively cheap and affordable destination in Australia.
Melbourne :- Melbourne offers you one of the best public transport services which include trams, buses and trains.
Brisbane :- TransLink Go Card is highly recommended to purchase as it allows you to travel in public transport which includes trains, buses and ferries.
Gold Coast :- There are 24 hours safe and secure bus services from Broadbeach to Tweed Heads.
Adelaide :- In the city and North Adelaide, there is the free City Connector bus which operates connecting through various famous city attractions, shopping centres, education & other services.
I would like to share my experience with you all. Every year millions of people search on internet for travel plans, tips and personalized travel plans from different websites to look for what’s best suited for them and sometimes it becomes frustrating for not finding what they are looking for and that is why I would like to share my experiences, tips, fun that will help people make the most of their trips across Australia.